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Marriage Requirements for the Dominican Republic

Marriage Requirements for the Dominican Republic

  1. Birth Certificates (originals to be sent to the Consulate)
  2. Single Status Affidavits (IN ENGLISH), duly signed and Notarized by a Notary Public. (Originals to be sent to the Consulate)
  3. If divorced, copy of Divorce Decree OR original Divorce Certificate– either of them will be sufficient.
  4. If widowed, copy of Death Certificate.
  5. Included contact information, in case of any inconvenience with your documents.

We will prepare the necessary paperwork. We do not make the arrangements for the Wedding Ceremony, you will need to contact the hotel/resort or wedding coordinator for this service.

In order to get necessary paperwork done, you should send them to the Dominican Consulate your AFFIDAVITS, BIRTH CERTIFICATES and DIVORCE DEGREE (WHENEVER APPLIES), for them to be TRANSLATED AND LEGALIZED. You should also include a MONEY ORDER (made out to the Dominican Consulate in Chicago) for the corresponding fee, along with a PRE-PAID SELF ADDRESSED ENVELOPE (Express mail, Fed Ex, or UPS ONLY. NO regular mail accepted) for your documents to be sent to you.  All the process is done over the mail; there is no need for you to come personally to the Consulate at any time. Your original documents will be sent back to you.

SAMPLES OF SINGLE STATUS AFFIDAVIT:

The Single Status Affidavit must read as follows:

“I, (your name), declare that I am single, have never been married, and have not applied for a marriage license in the state of (name of the state where you live) or any other state in the United States of America”.

“My fiancé/fiancée, (his/her name), and I will be married in the Dominican Republic on (approximate date of the Wedding Ceremony)”.

If you are divorced it should read as follows:

“I, (your name) declare that I am single, divorced, my divorce was final on (date of your divorce) and have not applied for a marriage license in the state of (name of state in which you live in) or any other state of the United States of America”.

“My fiancé/fiancée, (his/her name), and I will be married in the Dominican Republic on (approximate date of the Wedding Ceremony)”.

The fees are as follows:

  • $ 200.00 (for both) if NEVER been married,
  • $250.00 (for both) if ONE has been divorced, and
  • $300.00 (for both) if BOTH have been divorced. Payment must be made in the form of a money order, cashiers check or company check. NO personal checks, cash or debit/credit cards accepted.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

  • Once you come back to the U.S., do not forget to send us your original Marriage Certificate, for Translation and Legalization, for it to be valid here in the United States. This consular service is charged separately. The cost of this is $150.00.

  • Before sending your birth certificates please advice us if the birth certificates will require an *APOSTILLE (validation of a document for recognition in another country), this question may be answered by your wedding coordinator or contact person in the Dominican Republic.

  • A Tourist Card is required for every tourist to enter the Dominican Republic. You may purchase your tourist cards here for yourself as well as your guest for an additional $15.00 (per card). If you wish to purchase the cards please include the fee in the Money Order along with a note of the number of cards desired.

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